An infection in the root canal of your teeth can cause excruciating pain and increase the risk of tooth loss. At Bay Colony Dental and Orthodontics, we offer high-quality endodontic care that can relieve pain and save teeth.
Our experienced and qualified endodontist in Dickinson, TX ensures that you are cared for in a safe, supportive and comfortable environment.
What Does Endodontics Involve?
Endodontics is a separate branch of dentistry that deals with diagnosing and treating complex causes of tooth infections like root canal infections and dental abscesses. Our endodontist in Dickinson, TX performs root canal treatments and other procedures to relieve pain and save your natural tooth.
Endodontists are experts in treating dental infections and in performing other surgeries, including-
- Endodontic (root canal) surgery
- Tooth extraction if the infected tooth is severely damaged and can’t be saved by an RCT
- Dental implant surgery
- Endodontic retreatments
What Is a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment (RCT) is one of the most common endodontic treatments performed at our dental office in Dickinson, TX. The process involves desensitizing the infected tooth, removing the decayed pulp, disinfecting the root canal, and sealing up the cavity. At Bay Colony Dental and Orthodontics, our expert endodontist works hard to ensure that your natural tooth is preserved after the RCT.
Why Do You Need Root Canal Retreatment?
Our endodontist also performs root canal retreatment if your tooth develops further decay or pain after an RCT. A cracked or poorly fitted dental crown following your initial RCT is one of the most common reasons you might need a root canal retreatment. If there is too large of a gap between your natural tooth and the crown, your tooth might get reinfected, requiring you to undergo a retreatment process.
It is crucial to get professional endodontic treatment if your tooth is infected to prevent abscess formation or the spread of infection to other parts of the body. Ignoring the early symptoms of root canal infection can cost you your tooth.
Please schedule an appointment with our endodontist at Bay Colony Dental and Orthodontics to learn how endodontic treatment can help you save your tooth and get your smile back!